Illusive/Elusive is an installation exploring the fruitless ways we try to frame the past and our relationship with it. Memories naturally distance themselves from us with time: whether they make room for new ones or we merely just get older and start to forget. Some research states that we truly never forget anything, it is always stored away somewhere in our brains and it’s just the process of accessing it that proves to be the problem.
Illusive/Elusive creates a neuron-like web to represent memories and thoughts that overlap to create a complete idea. By adding a “frame” to the installation – one that can only be assumed and never truly seen as whole – the installation becomes a “false” representation of what is there. Elusive is what’s always on the horizon. Elusive is the dream where you never catch the flight. The idea of “illusive” is negative. It’s trickery and deception. It plays on what one thinks is reality. Memories exists as both elusive and illusive.
Illusive/Elusive is presented by Storefronts, a program of Shunpike. It was installated in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.
Installation: painted rope and plywood.